Join us for a transformative Meditation Retreat on the paradise island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, our program is designed to help you cultivate a deep sense of inner peace and presence.
“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Guided by experienced teachers, you will enjoy three 45- to 60-minute meditation sessions per day, along with one or two optional Yoga classes to help open your body, release tension, and increase the energy flow. In addition, you are welcome to continue your own practice aside from the guided classes.
As you immerse yourself in this dedicated approach to meditation, you will experience the benefits of mindfulness in all areas of your life. With consistent practice, you can liberate your mind from false perceptions and beliefs, and experience the present moment in its fullness.
Meditation is the practice of looking deeply into the nature of reality. It allows you to concentrate on the internal world, while surrounded by external distractions. By meditating regularly, you can free yourself from false perceptions and beliefs. In short, daily meditation liberates the mind, allowing you to experience the present moment in its entirety.
As babies, we experience sensory input as one holistic field of somatic awareness. Our five senses – sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell – haven’t yet been categorized into separate mental compartments and as a result, we are effortlessly open, innocent, and happy. This integrated sensory awareness continues to remain the real ground of our experience. However, through the acquired habit of labeling and judging different aspects of experience, we cut ourselves off from its grace.
In our daily meditation sessions, pointers are given to direct your awareness into open, embodied, immediate sensory presence (with eyes closed, but aware of the blank screen of your vision). As your awareness opens into holistic sensory experience, you discover its essential formlessness. Your mind remembers how to remain present without labeling and judging and you effortlessly access the grace of your being.
During this retreat, you’ll build a healthy foundation for meditation which, over time, may lead toward:
✔︎ Reduced Stress: Numerous studies have shown that regular meditation practice can lower the levels of stress hormones in the body, reducing stress-related conditions like anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure.
✔︎ Emotional Well-being: Meditation promotes feelings of relaxation, happiness, and inner peace that transcend our external circumstances. By connecting with our inner selves, we can experience inner fulfillment that cannot be found through external means.
✔︎ Deeper Connections: Through regular meditation practice, we cultivate loving kindness, feel greater compassion and empathy towards ourselves and others, and realize our interconnectedness with all beings.
✔︎ Liberation from Suffering: By transcending our ego-based thoughts and desires, we can free ourselves from the suffering that arises from attachment and aversion. Meditation helps us cultivate a state of equanimity and detachment, allowing us to experience contentment regardless of our external circumstances.
✔︎ Self-Realization: Meditation helps us realize our true nature beyond the limitations of the physical body and mind. By stilling the fluctuations of the mind, we experience a state of oneness, inner peace, and spiritual realization.
To experience the deep benefits of meditation, you need discipline and dedication. But finding the right space to go deep into meditation can be difficult when you are surrounded by the demands and distractions of everyday life.
Here at One Yoga – with the Buddhist roots of Thailand, the healing energy of Koh Phangan, and the calm atmosphere of our private beachfront resort – we provide the best conditions for you to stay committed with ease. Away from distractions and supported by community, you will truly experience the profound benefits of a regular and intensive meditation practice.
Food is served on all teaching days. For breakfast and lunch, we provide healthy and delicious meals in buffet style. All meals are vegetarian, with some vegan options.
Start your day with a nutritious breakfast, such as tropical fruit with coconut yogurt and granola or hearty scrambled tofu. Lunch buffets include a variety of healthy dishes like fresh salads, curries, and other Thai, Indian and Western-inspired meals.
For dinner, there are many healthy options available within minutes from our yoga center serving great food for affordable prices.
Our Meditation Retreat is designed to support sincere practitioners on their journey to Union with the Divine. Therefore, this retreat will not only give you the opportunity to unwind and relax in a serene environment, you will also gain deep and practical meditation experience.
Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, one or more weeks at One Yoga will help you lay the foundation for an ongoing spiritual practice. Experience a sincere, dedicated approach to meditation that will benefit you far beyond this retreat.
Plus, you will get 30-day free access to One Yoga Online Studio – Keep up your practice, any time, anywhere, with our Yoga & Meditation App, featuring over 900 classes, courses, and challenges.
From Monday to Saturday. Sundays are your day off!